**Author**: Sebastian Raschka

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Unlock deeper insights into Machine Leaning with this vital guide to cutting-edge predictive analytics About This Book Leverage Python's most powerful open-source libraries for deep learning, data wrangling, and data visualization Learn effective strategies and best practices to improve and optimize machine learning systems and algorithms Ask – and answer – tough questions of your data with robust statistical models, built for a range of datasets Who This Book Is For If you want to find out how to use Python to start answering critical questions of your data, pick up Python Machine Learning – whether you want to get started from scratch or want to extend your data science knowledge, this is an essential and unmissable resource. What You Will Learn Explore how to use different machine learning models to ask different questions of your data Learn how to build neural networks using Keras and Theano Find out how to write clean and elegant Python code that will optimize the strength of your algorithms Discover how to embed your machine learning model in a web application for increased accessibility Predict continuous target outcomes using regression analysis Uncover hidden patterns and structures in data with clustering Organize data using effective pre-processing techniques Get to grips with sentiment analysis to delve deeper into textual and social media data In Detail Machine learning and predictive analytics are transforming the way businesses and other organizations operate. Being able to understand trends and patterns in complex data is critical to success, becoming one of the key strategies for unlocking growth in a challenging contemporary marketplace. Python can help you deliver key insights into your data – its unique capabilities as a language let you build sophisticated algorithms and statistical models that can reveal new perspectives and answer key questions that are vital for success. Python Machine Learning gives you access to the world of predictive analytics and demonstrates why Python is one of the world's leading data science languages. If you want to ask better questions of data, or need to improve and extend the capabilities of your machine learning systems, this practical data science book is invaluable. Covering a wide range of powerful Python libraries, including scikit-learn, Theano, and Keras, and featuring guidance and tips on everything from sentiment analysis to neural networks, you'll soon be able to answer some of the most important questions facing you and your organization. Style and approach Python Machine Learning connects the fundamental theoretical principles behind machine learning to their practical application in a way that focuses you on asking and answering the right questions. It walks you through the key elements of Python and its powerful machine learning libraries, while demonstrating how to get to grips with a range of statistical models.

Grasp machine learning concepts, techniques, and algorithms with the help of real-world examples using Python libraries such as TensorFlow and scikit-learn Key Features Exploit the power of Python to explore the world of data mining and data analytics Discover machine learning algorithms to solve complex challenges faced by data scientists today Use Python libraries such as TensorFlow and Keras to create smart cognitive actions for your projects Book Description The surge in interest in machine learning (ML) is due to the fact that it revolutionizes automation by learning patterns in data and using them to make predictions and decisions. If you’re interested in ML, this book will serve as your entry point to ML. Python Machine Learning By Example begins with an introduction to important ML concepts and implementations using Python libraries. Each chapter of the book walks you through an industry adopted application. You’ll implement ML techniques in areas such as exploratory data analysis, feature engineering, and natural language processing (NLP) in a clear and easy-to-follow way. With the help of this extended and updated edition, you’ll understand how to tackle data-driven problems and implement your solutions with the powerful yet simple Python language and popular Python packages and tools such as TensorFlow, scikit-learn, gensim, and Keras. To aid your understanding of popular ML algorithms, the book covers interesting and easy-to-follow examples such as news topic modeling and classification, spam email detection, stock price forecasting, and more. By the end of the book, you’ll have put together a broad picture of the ML ecosystem and will be well-versed with the best practices of applying ML techniques to make the most out of new opportunities. What you will learn Understand the important concepts in machine learning and data science Use Python to explore the world of data mining and analytics Scale up model training using varied data complexities with Apache Spark Delve deep into text and NLP using Python libraries such NLTK and gensim Select and build an ML model and evaluate and optimize its performance Implement ML algorithms from scratch in Python, TensorFlow, and scikit-learn Who this book is for If you’re a machine learning aspirant, data analyst, or data engineer highly passionate about machine learning and want to begin working on ML assignments, this book is for you. Prior knowledge of Python coding is assumed and basic familiarity with statistical concepts will be beneficial although not necessary.

Learn to build powerful machine learning models quickly and deploy large-scale predictive applications About This Book Design, engineer and deploy scalable machine learning solutions with the power of Python Take command of Hadoop and Spark with Python for effective machine learning on a map reduce framework Build state-of-the-art models and develop personalized recommendations to perform machine learning at scale Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who intends to work with large and complex data sets. Familiarity with basic Python and machine learning concepts is recommended. Working knowledge in statistics and computational mathematics would also be helpful. What You Will Learn Apply the most scalable machine learning algorithms Work with modern state-of-the-art large-scale machine learning techniques Increase predictive accuracy with deep learning and scalable data-handling techniques Improve your work by combining the MapReduce framework with Spark Build powerful ensembles at scale Use data streams to train linear and non-linear predictive models from extremely large datasets using a single machine In Detail Large Python machine learning projects involve new problems associated with specialized machine learning architectures and designs that many data scientists have yet to tackle. But finding algorithms and designing and building platforms that deal with large sets of data is a growing need. Data scientists have to manage and maintain increasingly complex data projects, and with the rise of big data comes an increasing demand for computational and algorithmic efficiency. Large Scale Machine Learning with Python uncovers a new wave of machine learning algorithms that meet scalability demands together with a high predictive accuracy. Dive into scalable machine learning and the three forms of scalability. Speed up algorithms that can be used on a desktop computer with tips on parallelization and memory allocation. Get to grips with new algorithms that are specifically designed for large projects and can handle bigger files, and learn about machine learning in big data environments. We will also cover the most effective machine learning techniques on a map reduce framework in Hadoop and Spark in Python. Style and Approach This efficient and practical title is stuffed full of the techniques, tips and tools you need to ensure your large scale Python machine learning runs swiftly and seamlessly. Large-scale machine learning tackles a different issue to what is currently on the market. Those working with Hadoop clusters and in data intensive environments can now learn effective ways of building powerful machine learning models from prototype to production. This book is written in a style that programmers from other languages (R, Julia, Java, Matlab) can follow.

Learn to use scikit-learn operations and functions for Machine Learning and deep learning applications. About This Book Handle a variety of machine learning tasks effortlessly by leveraging the power of scikit-learn Perform supervised and unsupervised learning with ease, and evaluate the performance of your model Practical, easy to understand recipes aimed at helping you choose the right machine learning algorithm Who This Book Is For Data Analysts already familiar with Python but not so much with scikit-learn, who want quick solutions to the common machine learning problems will find this book to be very useful. If you are a Python programmer who wants to take a dive into the world of machine learning in a practical manner, this book will help you too. What You Will Learn Build predictive models in minutes by using scikit-learn Understand the differences and relationships between Classification and Regression, two types of Supervised Learning. Use distance metrics to predict in Clustering, a type of Unsupervised Learning Find points with similar characteristics with Nearest Neighbors. Use automation and cross-validation to find a best model and focus on it for a data product Choose among the best algorithm of many or use them together in an ensemble. Create your own estimator with the simple syntax of sklearn Explore the feed-forward neural networks available in scikit-learn In Detail Python is quickly becoming the go-to language for analysts and data scientists due to its simplicity and flexibility, and within the Python data space, scikit-learn is the unequivocal choice for machine learning. This book includes walk throughs and solutions to the common as well as the not-so-common problems in machine learning, and how scikit-learn can be leveraged to perform various machine learning tasks effectively. The second edition begins with taking you through recipes on evaluating the statistical properties of data and generates synthetic data for machine learning modelling. As you progress through the chapters, you will comes across recipes that will teach you to implement techniques like data pre-processing, linear regression, logistic regression, K-NN, Naive Bayes, classification, decision trees, Ensembles and much more. Furthermore, you'll learn to optimize your models with multi-class classification, cross validation, model evaluation and dive deeper in to implementing deep learning with scikit-learn. Along with covering the enhanced features on model section, API and new features like classifiers, regressors and estimators the book also contains recipes on evaluating and fine-tuning the performance of your model. By the end of this book, you will have explored plethora of features offered by scikit-learn for Python to solve any machine learning problem you come across. Style and Approach This book consists of practical recipes on scikit-learn that target novices as well as intermediate users. It goes deep into the technical issues, covers additional protocols, and many more real-live examples so that you are able to implement it in your daily life scenarios.

Gain practical skills in machine learning for finance, healthcare, and retail. This book uses a hands-on approach by providing case studies from each of these domains: you’ll see examples that demonstrate how to use machine learning as a tool for business enhancement. As a domain expert, you will not only discover how machine learning is used in finance, healthcare, and retail, but also work through practical case studies where machine learning has been implemented. Machine Learning Applications Using Python is divided into three sections, one for each of the domains (healthcare, finance, and retail). Each section starts with an overview of machine learning and key technological advancements in that domain. You’ll then learn more by using case studies on how organizations are changing the game in their chosen markets. This book has practical case studies with Python code and domain-specific innovative ideas for monetizing machine learning. What You Will Learn Discover applied machine learning processes and principles Implement machine learning in areas of healthcare, finance, and retail Avoid the pitfalls of implementing applied machine learning Build Python machine learning examples in the three subject areas Who This Book Is For Data scientists and machine learning professionals.

A hands-on guide to deep learning that’s filled with intuitive explanations and engaging practical examples Key Features Designed to iteratively develop the skills of Python users who don’t have a data science background Covers the key foundational concepts you’ll need to know when building deep learning systems Full of step-by-step exercises and activities to help build the skills that you need for the real-world Book Description Taking an approach that uses the latest developments in the Python ecosystem, you’ll first be guided through the Jupyter ecosystem, key visualization libraries and powerful data sanitization techniques before we train our first predictive model. We’ll explore a variety of approaches to classification like support vector networks, random decision forests and k-nearest neighbours to build out your understanding before we move into more complex territory. It’s okay if these terms seem overwhelming; we’ll show you how to put them to work. We’ll build upon our classification coverage by taking a quick look at ethical web scraping and interactive visualizations to help you professionally gather and present your analysis. It’s after this that we start building out our keystone deep learning application, one that aims to predict the future price of Bitcoin based on historical public data. By guiding you through a trained neural network, we’ll explore common deep learning network architectures (convolutional, recurrent, generative adversarial) and branch out into deep reinforcement learning before we dive into model optimization and evaluation. We’ll do all of this whilst working on a production-ready web application that combines Tensorflow and Keras to produce a meaningful user-friendly result, leaving you with all the skills you need to tackle and develop your own real-world deep learning projects confidently and effectively. What you will learn Discover how you can assemble and clean your very own datasets Develop a tailored machine learning classification strategy Build, train and enhance your own models to solve unique problems Work with production-ready frameworks like Tensorflow and Keras Explain how neural networks operate in clear and simple terms Understand how to deploy your predictions to the web Who this book is for If you're a Python programmer stepping into the world of data science, this is the ideal way to get started.

This book shows readers how they can successfully analyze data using only two core machine learning algorithms---and how to do so using the popular Python programming language. These algorithms deal with common scenarios faced by all data analysts and data scientists. This book focuses on two algorithm families (linear methods and ensemble methods) that effectively predict outcomes. This type of problem covers a multitude of use cases (what ad to place on a web page, predicting prices in securities markets, detecting credit card fraud, etc.). The focus on two families gives enough room for full descriptions of the mechanisms at work in the algorithms. Then the code examples serve to illustrate the workings of the machinery with specific hackable code. The author will explain in simple terms, using no complex math, how these algorithms work, and will then show how to apply them in Python. He will also provide advice on how to select from among these algorithms, and will show how to prepare the data, and how to use the trained models in practice. The author begins with an overview of the two core algorithms, explaining the types of problems solved by each one. He then introduces a core set of Python programming techniques that can be used to apply these algorithms. The author shows various techniques for building predictive models that solve a range of problems, from simple to complex; he also shows how to measure the performance of each model to ensure you use the right one. The following chapters provide a deep dive into each of the two algorithms: penalized linear regression and ensemble methods. Chapters will show how to apply each algorithm in Python. Readers can directly use the sample code to build their own solutions.

Master machine learning with Python in six steps and explore fundamental to advanced topics, all designed to make you a worthy practitioner. This book’s approach is based on the “Six degrees of separation” theory, which states that everyone and everything is a maximum of six steps away. Mastering Machine Learning with Python in Six Steps presents each topic in two parts: theoretical concepts and practical implementation using suitable Python packages. You’ll learn the fundamentals of Python programming language, machine learning history, evolution, and the system development frameworks. Key data mining/analysis concepts, such as feature dimension reduction, regression, time series forecasting and their efficient implementation in Scikit-learn are also covered. Finally, you’ll explore advanced text mining techniques, neural networks and deep learning techniques, and their implementation. All the code presented in the book will be available in the form of iPython notebooks to enable you to try out these examples and extend them to your advantage. What You'll Learn Examine the fundamentals of Python programming language Review machine Learning history and evolution Understand machine learning system development frameworks Implement supervised/unsupervised/reinforcement learning techniques with examples Explore fundamental to advanced text mining techniques Implement various deep learning frameworks Who This Book Is For Python developers or data engineers looking to expand their knowledge or career into machine learning area. Non-Python (R, SAS, SPSS, Matlab or any other language) machine learning practitioners looking to expand their implementation skills in Python. Novice machine learning practitioners looking to learn advanced topics, such as hyperparameter tuning, various ensemble techniques, natural language processing (NLP), deep learning, and basics of reinforcement learning.

Learn to solve challenging data science problems by building powerful machine learning models using Python About This Book Understand which algorithms to use in a given context with the help of this exciting recipe-based guide This practical tutorial tackles real-world computing problems through a rigorous and effective approach Build state-of-the-art models and develop personalized recommendations to perform machine learning at scale Who This Book Is For This Learning Path is for Python programmers who are looking to use machine learning algorithms to create real-world applications. It is ideal for Python professionals who want to work with large and complex datasets and Python developers and analysts or data scientists who are looking to add to their existing skills by accessing some of the most powerful recent trends in data science. Experience with Python, Jupyter Notebooks, and command-line execution together with a good level of mathematical knowledge to understand the concepts is expected. Machine learning basic knowledge is also expected. What You Will Learn Use predictive modeling and apply it to real-world problems Understand how to perform market segmentation using unsupervised learning Apply your new-found skills to solve real problems, through clearly-explained code for every technique and test Compete with top data scientists by gaining a practical and theoretical understanding of cutting-edge deep learning algorithms Increase predictive accuracy with deep learning and scalable data-handling techniques Work with modern state-of-the-art large-scale machine learning techniques Learn to use Python code to implement a range of machine learning algorithms and techniques In Detail Machine learning is increasingly spreading in the modern data-driven world. It is used extensively across many fields such as search engines, robotics, self-driving cars, and more. Machine learning is transforming the way we understand and interact with the world around us. In the first module, Python Machine Learning Cookbook, you will learn how to perform various machine learning tasks using a wide variety of machine learning algorithms to solve real-world problems and use Python to implement these algorithms. The second module, Advanced Machine Learning with Python, is designed to take you on a guided tour of the most relevant and powerful machine learning techniques and you'll acquire a broad set of powerful skills in the area of feature selection and feature engineering. The third module in this learning path, Large Scale Machine Learning with Python, dives into scalable machine learning and the three forms of scalability. It covers the most effective machine learning techniques on a map reduce framework in Hadoop and Spark in Python. This Learning Path will teach you Python machine learning for the real world. The machine learning techniques covered in this Learning Path are at the forefront of commercial practice. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Python Machine Learning Cookbook by Prateek Joshi Advanced Machine Learning with Python by John Hearty Large Scale Machine Learning with Python by Bastiaan Sjardin, Alberto Boschetti, Luca Massaron Style and approach This course is a smooth learning path that will teach you how to get started with Python machine learning for the real world, and develop solutions to real-world problems. Through this comprehensive course, you'll learn to create the most effective machine learning techniques from scratch and more!

Get more from your data by creating practical machine learning systems with Python Key Features Develop your own Python-based machine learning system Discover how Python offers multiple algorithms for modern machine learning systems Explore key Python machine learning libraries to implement in your projects Book Description Machine learning allows systems to learn things without being explicitly programmed to do so. Python is one of the most popular languages used to develop machine learning applications, which take advantage of its extensive library support. This third edition of Building Machine Learning Systems with Python addresses recent developments in the field by covering the most-used datasets and libraries to help you build practical machine learning systems. Using machine learning to gain deeper insights from data is a key skill required by modern application developers and analysts alike. Python, being a dynamic language, allows for fast exploration and experimentation. This book shows you exactly how to find patterns in your raw data. You will start by brushing up on your Python machine learning knowledge and being introduced to libraries. You'll quickly get to grips with serious, real-world projects on datasets, using modeling and creating recommendation systems. With Building Machine Learning Systems with Python, you’ll gain the tools and understanding required to build your own systems, all tailored to solve real-world data analysis problems. By the end of this book, you will be able to build machine learning systems using techniques and methodologies such as classification, sentiment analysis, computer vision, reinforcement learning, and neural networks. What you will learn Build a classification system that can be applied to text, images, and sound Employ Amazon Web Services (AWS) to run analysis on the cloud Solve problems related to regression using scikit-learn and TensorFlow Recommend products to users based on their past purchases Understand different ways to apply deep neural networks on structured data Address recent developments in the field of computer vision and reinforcement learning Who this book is for Building Machine Learning Systems with Python is for data scientists, machine learning developers, and Python developers who want to learn how to build increasingly complex machine learning systems. You will use Python's machine learning capabilities to develop effective solutions. Prior knowledge of Python programming is expected.